Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Legacy by Harry Winston

Legacy by Harry Winston is an extraordinary high jewelry timepiece that celebrates the inherent beauty of the flawless Winston Legacy diamond. Continuing to uphold its legendary reign as the “King of Diamonds,” the House of Harry Winston acquired the Winston Legacy in 2013. The remarkable stone serves as the inspiration behind the Legacy timepiece’s magnificent pear-shaped dial.

Like a sculptor capable of envisioning a masterpiece in a rough block of marble, Harry
Winston possessed an extraordinary ability to unlock a gemstone’s hidden potential. Born with this innate gift, it is estimated that Harry Winston once owned more than   of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the legendary Hope diamond, the 726-carat Jonker diamond, the 726.60-carat Vargas, the Lesotho, and countless others.

Inspired by its founder, who only bought and sold the very best diamonds, the House of Harry Winston acquired the Winston Legacy diamond in 2013. Described by Christie’s auction house as “the most perfect diamond ever offered for sale at auction,” the 101.73- carat flawless diamond was originally discovered in Botswana. Cut from a 236-carat rough diamond to a perfectly polished pear-shaped gem, the finished diamond took nearly two years to complete. Named the Winston Legacy, the gemstone broke a record for the highest price paid for a diamond at auction.
The Legacy by Harry Winston high jewelry timepiece is a glowing tribute to the Winston
Legacy diamond and replicates the silhouette of the pear-shaped stone on its platinum case. Set at an angle, the majestic pear-shaped case is framed by 31 baguette-cut diamonds, which encloses the mesmerizing composition of its interior diamonds. A closer look reveals that the diamonds set on the dial are arranged to recreate the facets of a pear shaped diamond. The classic shape and rich volume of the pear-shaped silhouette, with a single point and a rounded end, is replicated to perfection on the dial thanks to the artful setting of the diamonds.

Harry Winston’s gem setters have used an invisible setting for the 52 baguette-cut diamonds that cover the pear-shaped dial. A signature setting of the House of Harry Winston, the art of invisible setting is the most difficult and elaborate of all stone-setting techniques. By creating a solid surface of gemstones, an invisible setting allows the stones to float above the surface in their natural splendor.

Composed of 62 marquise and 47 brilliant-cut diamonds, the platinum high jewelry bracelet gently embraces the pear-shaped dial, with a scintillating stream of diamonds that flows in either direction towards the fully integrated and hidden clasp. Fluid, articulated and extremely comfortable to wear, the effect of the contrasting diamond cuts, with each catching and reflecting the light at different angles, creates a dazzling spectacle on the wrist.

Technical details
Model: Legacy by Harry Winston
Reference HJTQHM21PP001

Movement
Caliber HW1051
Type Quartz
Diameter: 11.3 mm
Thickness: 2.50 mm

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Platinum
Dimensions: 21.4 mm x 24.9 mm
Height: 7.50 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case-back: Closed
Water-resistance: 3 bar
Gem-setting on the case: 31 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 2.13 cts)

Dial
18K white gold base
Full invisible set with 52 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.20 cts)

Bracelet
Platinum
Gem-setting on the Bracelet: 62 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 21.14 cts) & 47 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.51 cts)

Total carat weight
83 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 3.33 cts)
62 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 21.14 cts)
47 brilliant-cut diamonds ( approx. 2.51 cts)

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